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Micheál MacLiammóir

  • Birth 25 Oct 1899
  • Death 6 Mar 1978
  • Burial Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Memorial ID 23442877

Actor, Playwright. MacLiammóir was a leading performer and author of Irish stage in the 20th century. Born Alfred Willmore in London, he began his career as a child actor in the company of Noel Coward. MacLiammóir later studied arts and languages, before reaching Ireland where he met his future partner, the actor Hilton Edwards. In 1928 they founded the world famous Gate Theatre in Dublin. MacLiammoir appeared on Broadway in the 1930s and from the 1950s onwards toured the world in an acclaimed one man show "The Importance of Being Oscar," based on the life of Oscar Wilde. He followed this in 1963 with "I Must Be Talking to My Friends," a show about Irish writers, and with "Talking About Yeats," his final one-man entertainment. In films he is best remembered for his role as Iago in Orson Welles' "Othello" (1952). He wrote an account of the making of this film, "Put Money In Thy Purse" (1952). As a playwright, his many credits include "A Slipper for the Moon," "Dancing Shadow," "Diarmuid and Grainne" and "Where Stars Walk."

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni

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  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 16 Dec 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23442877
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Micheál MacLiammóir (25 Oct 1899–6 Mar 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23442877, citing Saint Fintan's Cemetery, Sutton, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .